Saudi Crown Prince oversees first meeting in committee to restructure security services

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presided over the first meeting of a committee to restructure the command of the general intelligence agency on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated 26 October 2018

Saudi Crown Prince oversees first meeting in committee to restructure security services

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presided over the first meeting of a committee to restructure the command of the general intelligence agency, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Thursday.

The committee reviewed the plan for reform which included an assessment of the current situation in light of best practices, and the identification of gaps, especially with regard to areas such as the organizational structure of the General Intelligence Presidency, legal frameworks and regulations, and policies, procedures and governance.

The committee will continue to meet until its work is completed.


King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman. (SPA)
Updated 24 min 58 sec ago

King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

  • There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi

MADINAH: A number of guests from Tunisia and Morocco, who also came as part of the program, lauded the efforts and services provided them during the season.
In statements to the Saudi Press Agency, they admired the projects in the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites, citing them as evidence of the Kingdom’s dedication to pilgrims and its keenness to help them worship in comfort.
They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman.
There were 2,489,406 pilgrims at this year’s Hajj, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT), and 1,855,027 of them came from outside the Kingdom. There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi.